Monday, September 15, 2014

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, 284 pages

I read this book for the library's book club.  I would not have finished it if it was not required reading for the book club.

Karen Thompson Walker is a great writer but the story was depressing.  The rotation of the earth is slowing and the planet is dying, along with all its inhabitants.  The protagonist is Julia, who is now 23 and is writing her account of what happened when the "slowing" started when she was 11.

No hope here folks.  That's it, this is the end.  Um. . . no thanks.  I'm cleansing my bruised literary soul with a Fannie Flagg pick-me-up now, thank you very much.

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